Originally slated both for scheduled releases this year, two leading X-Men films were pushed back for reshoots with speculation that the two films were canceled due to the recent approval of Disney’s acquisition of Fox. A recent IMAX quarterly earning report has confirmed X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants will be released next year.
Dark Phoenix – the followup to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse starring Sophie Turner — will see a February 14 release while its spin-off film New Mutants, starring Maisie Williams, will debut on August 2 of next year, with more reshot footage that ups the horror angle the movie promises.
Although the films may mark the end of an era and a franchise spanning over almost 20 years, at least it will end on a story arc from the comics the original trilogy of films didn’t honor properly.
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